Category Archives: Scouting 101

An In-depth Look Inside my Quarterback Evaluation Process

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Former no. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston was considered one of the best quarterback prospects of the last decade when he came out in 2015 (photo: Keith Allison — flickr.com)

The quarterback position is notoriously difficult to evaluate and project. It’s why teams spend premium draft picks on JaMarcus Russells, Ryan Leafs and Blaine Gabberts seemingly every year.

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Scouting 101: How I Grade NFL Draft Prospects

The NFL Draft is an inexact science, and as such, there isn’t a tried-and-true formula that you can follow for guaranteed success. So many variables can influence the success or failure of a prospect whether it’s ideal or inappropriate scheme fit, off-the-field issues, supporting cast or lack thereof; many factors can contribute to the “hits” and “misses” that occur each draft season. With so many variables to consider in the evaluation of an NFL prospect, where do you begin?

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